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    I love being a parent

    Our 6 year-old daughter has become a big sports fan. We limit tv to no more than 30 minutes a day, but throw out the carrot of some basketball or football on the weekend for good behavior during the week. The kid eats that up. She's also fond of flipping through the sports section every morning while she has her breakfast.

    One of the teams she has started rooting for the past few weeks is the Virginia Tech...Hoagies.

    She's also fond of the Colts, mainly because one of her uncles has been a season ticket holder since the year before Manning. Uncle lives in Indy with aunt & cousin. They sent our daughter a Colts shirt that arrived this afternoon. She took one look at the shirt, and these were her first words:

    "Dad. It says 2009 AFC Champions. But it's 2010."

    "Well kiddo, that's just the way they do it. Most of the regular season was played in 2009, so they get to be champions of the 2009 season."

    Blank stare.

    "But Dad, they won the game in 2010 so they could go to the Super Bowl. So they should be 2010 champions."

    And you know what? She's got a point.

    Finally, Mrs. was working late tonight, so the kiddo and I hit up a local pizza establishment for dinner. As we were enjoying our slices of pizza, How Low by Ludacris (pride of the ATL, yo!) came on. When the song got the the part of the chorus that sounds like someone on helium, she turned to me and exclaimed, "Dad! That's Alvin & the Chipmunks!"

    I snarfed.

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    At our house we do the NCAA basketball brackets and a bowl challenge. Me, Mrs. Gonelong, and our 6 year old son. Winner gets to pick the restaurant for dinner. It's a big hit in our house.

    GL

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    my 17 year old son kicked me off the TV to play HALO with his friend. When i asked what he thought he was doing, he said "i'm either playing HALO or breaking your legs old man."

    That was a quote.

    someone call the police for me. please.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    my 17 year old son kicked me off the TV to play HALO with his friend. When i asked what he thought he was doing, he said "i'm either playing HALO or breaking your legs old man."

    That was a quote.

    someone call the police for me. please.
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    This weekend, my 11 year old son and I will continue our recently forged Super Bowl tradition:

    Carryout wings from BW3s and lots of sofa time.

    Say what you will about the SB commercials, they definitely add a cross-family appeal to Super Bowl viewing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    my 17 year old son kicked me off the TV to play HALO with his friend. When i asked what he thought he was doing, he said "i'm either playing HALO or breaking your legs old man."

    That was a quote.

    someone call the police for me. please.
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    He'll never know what hit him.

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    I spent two hours watching him play halo. It was hysterical. Typical conversation during...

    "really? really! he just generated and no scopes me in the head."

    "I like how i shot him five times, and he melee's me."

    "really? really."

    They say "really" alot.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: I love being a parent

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    I spent two hours watching him play halo. It was hysterical. Typical conversation during...

    "really? really! he just generated and no scopes me in the head."

    "I like how i shot him five times, and he melee's me."

    "really? really."

    They say "really" alot.
    "Really?" is big these days. Couple of the younger girls in the office here use it a lot. Pretty annoying.

    /goes to look for that "Things that drive you crazy" thread.
    Last edited by RichRed; 02-04-2010 at 02:26 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    "Really?" is big these days. Couple of the younger girls in the office here use it a lot. Pretty annoying.

    /goes to look for that "Things that drive you crazy" thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    "Yeah, f'reals!"
    "I know, right?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    "I know, right?"
    Actually, I should have written "f'reelz" with a "z". I'm so old...
    "I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful

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    Fashizzle, cabizzle all.

    I was explaining how I got in a car accident years ago.

    I told my oldest(he is eight) about how everyone didn't have a cell phone back in 1997. He asked if we had to poop outside.

    I said "What!"

    He said "Back in the old days people pooped in outhouses"

    I said to him, "You live in the house I grew up in."

    He says "Where did you guys keep the outhouse?"

    "Dude I am 31, not 101!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Fashizzle, cabizzle all.

    I was explaining how I got in a car accident years ago.

    I told my oldest(he is eight) about how everyone didn't have a cell phone back in 1997. He asked if we had to poop outside.

    I said "What!"

    He said "Back in the old days people pooped in outhouses"

    I said to him, "You live in the house I grew up in."

    He says "Where did you guys keep the outhouse?"

    "Dude I am 31, not 101!"

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    A while back our family was at Kroger shopping. We were selecting deodorant for my 12 year old son. My other son, age 8 said "I need some underarm refresher too. My pits stink!" We still laugh about that.
    I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.
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